Thursday, May 27, 2010

loooong weekend

It is a stiffing 92 degrees today in Washington. Too hot for hot yoga but still a full 48 hours before the pools open. And that in my estimation is a lose lose situation. So I am fleeing to the Jersey Shore(!!!) in search of greener pastures, or in this case, the Atlantic ocean.

So, I hope all of you have a lovely long weekend and that you are this toned in your bikini...

And because I am so titillated about the prospect of finding Snookie elbow deep in a 72 oz margarita this weekend, I am going to offer these two prints for the price of oneeeeee!!! They look good together, trust me.

To shop for these prints (and more!) please visit my website

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the final frontier

Ummm...... Stop the presses. Have you SEEN all the blogs out there????? No, you haven’t. That is not possible. I know I haven’t. I mean literally the sheer volume is just too staggering for even my excessive use of adjectives to convey…. And not just "today I made tuna salad" blogs, blogs with beautiful artwork and amazing photographs and legitimate insight into the world of fashion.

Sigh... I am a little behind the times with my silly little sketches. I am going to go out on a limb here and say every thought you could possibly have has already been had and been blogged out somewhere. This is a defeating realization to suddenly have. Also a little bit liberating, the pressure to strive for originality is off now.

But at least there are still personal firsts (and without blogs how would we ever share them so efficiently?) So here is something new for me. I drew without a piece of paper. Without a pen too! Crazy, huh? I know, I know, look at me all fancy with high tech my wacom tablet. This is a pretty rough first go at it (I got so worn out I couldn't give her any legs), but I thought I'd put it up anyway!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Little Black Coat

Do you ever have one of those days in the middle of summer when you get just a little bit excited about winter coats for no apparent reason?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Who am I?

I am struggling right now with who I am as a person... I am feeling in tune with the hippieness of the styles this spring (I am wearing jorts!!!) I know deep down that I'll always be a Charlotte, not a Carrie but on a day that is this sunny and fridayish, its hard to know which way is up.

But then I was exploring twitter (I THINK I might be getting the hang of the tweetisphere) and saw that Kate Moss is on the cover of French Vogue wearing red lipstick and a one piece and felt pangs for the classical Charlotte vibe. And also pangs of anger that swimming pools STILL aren't open. Ridiculous. What am I supposed to do all day tomorrow?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

Or at least it is the season of that first day for the class of 2010. Anyone stranded without an idea for a graduation gift for someone about to start the rest of their life?? I'm just saying... nothing says "You did it!" like custom artwork incorporating their Alma mater and them looking positively regal in cap and gown...

Anyway, isn't today perfect? This is what May is supposed to feel like. The last three days have been purgatory and I'm so glad I don't need to wear jeans today!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls Best Friend

I did this illustration for a friend and her puppy, but thought it might appeal to a few more of you! So if you'd like to order, click here!

If you like this concept but have a different breed, email me at for a custom portrait

Monday, May 17, 2010


"Oh hello, I didn't see you there. I was just perching on a bar stool pretending to be a chipmunk while I thought about why my hair is so voluminous today..."

I found the photograph of this pose on my favorite blog of the moment Vain and Vapid. It was so precarious I had to draw it.

to buy a print of this illustration, click here!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Posters for Sale

Goodmorning! Today I have two poster size (2 ft x 3 ft) for sale! These big prints are really dramatic and could seriously spice up your walls. I only have one of each available so act fast!

click here to buy this poster!

click here to buy this poster!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Shoes

I just got a pair of new ruffle sandals and am searching for the right pair of jean shorts to go with them so I thought I'd illustrate my quest. Something about the styles this spring remind me of childhood - the rompers, the jean cut offs, the frilly fun shoes and even all the floral prints remind me of Laura Ashley so I thought a candy shop would be the right environment!

to buy a print of this illustration, click here!

Friday, May 7, 2010

go fish

Ok since I seem to be on a roll this week with some pretty bizarre posts, I figured this would really be a good cherry on top to wrap things up with for Friday afternoon.

This is a rainbow trout I painted as a gift for a friend's father. Am I versatile or what?!

Next week I promise to be back and focused on fashion illustration. Have a delightful weekend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

classical curves

In case you thought I only draw the "fashion figure"... here are some curves!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One pitcher and.... fourteen glasses, eight with salt

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Does anyone celebrate this holiday for reasons other than chips, salsa and jumbo margaritas?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

From tutus to golf tees

The last few days have been wild around here. Allow me to recap...

this is my walking team "Tutus & Tatas" crossing the finish line at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We have just walked 39 miles, don't we look fabulous despite this Herculean effort? Thanks in part to your purchase of Power of Pink cards, the Tutus raised over $65,000!

And what did I do after this casual marathon and a half? Go to sleep for 3 days? Sit on the couch and eat bonbons? No, I launched a new card! (then I ate bonbons....and Chinese delivery)
Blossom is now available as a flat correspondence card. It looks wonderful personalized and makes a lovely Mother's Day present. I've already had a bunch of orders, thank you so much!

In other news, I just found out that my cards have crossed into a retail frontier I thought formerly off limits to my type of merchandise. The Golf Shop.

As it turns out, golf shops are not just for man gear (and frumpy woman gear) any more. At least thats the case at the ultra trendy local hotspot - the Chevy Chase Club where you can find my line amongst other totally hip gifts pictured above. Maybe next I'll get picked up by ESPN zone....

Monday, May 3, 2010

happy may!

This reminds me that its almost time to start working on the 2011 calendar! This year is flying by!